Month: March 2015

New Executive Actions Relating to U.S. Immigration Law

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03/25/2015Vandeventer Black

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to prioritize the deportation of felons rather than families and to modernize and improve immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated that they expect to implement some of these initiatives during the first part of 2015,… Read more »

Make Sure You’re Covered: Report All Claims and Potential Claims

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03/19/2015Moss, Ashley G.

Authored by attorney Ashley Moss Professional liability insurance carriers require their insureds to report claims timely as a condition to coverage.  This is especially important at the time for renewal of insurance coverage, when the carrier will ask about knowledge of any claims or potential claims.  Professionals typically fear that notifying the insurer of a… Read more »

Law Tips: Incorporation by Reference

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03/09/2015Paul, Dustin M.

Authored by attorney Dustin Paul One of the most dangerous things a business can do is agree to contract terms that it has never read. Hidden in contracts may be a variety of provisions that could become expensive to a project or deal. Contracts may contain a forum selection clause requiring that suit be brought… Read more »

Are Cyber Attacks an Act of “War” within the Meaning of Liability Policies?

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03/03/2015Palais, Douglas M.

Authored by attorney Douglas M. Palais This question cannot be answered definitively at this time, but should be considered carefully by all insurance professionals. Typical CGL policies exclude acts of terrorism and acts of war. In the past, it was relatively easy to define “war” as hostile military actions by nation states. But today, hostile… Read more »